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Politico: Blacks Fear a White Person Will Win Seat Formerly Held by Jesse Jackson Jr.
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Posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:50 PM PST by chessplayer

This is really too easy. Imagine the hue and cry in the press and elsewhere, which to be clear would be quite appropriate, if an accurate story about a special congressional election to replace a white congressperson began as follows: "White leaders are growing increasingly worried that a black candidate might seize the seat of former Rep. ____ in the upcoming special election."

Well, a story by Alex Isenstadt at Politico with a truth-obscuring headline ("Blacks fret free-for-all for Jesse Jackson Jr. seat"; the headline should be "Blacks fear a white person will win 'their' seat") clearly shows that Chicagoland's black establishment thinks it has first dibs on IL-02, and apparently believes that "Jackson's seat" (as if he ever owned it) can't be appropriately represented by a white person, even though the early frontrunner is clearly liberal on most issues.

Black leaders are growing increasingly worried that a white candidate might seize the seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson in the upcoming Illinois special election.

With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to seek the seat, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring.

Losing Jackson’s seat would be a blow to the black establishment. Chicago, long a center of black cultural and political power – it’s the home of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, and the first black member of Congress, Oscar De Priest * - would see its delegation in the Congressional Black Caucus diminish from three seats to two. And there’s Jackson background as the son of iconic civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Jackson’s district, which he was elected to in 1995, contains a small majority of black voters.

... “The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she (Delmarrie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago who formerly worked for Jackson Jr.) added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; blackracism; blackvote; il2012; jjj; racism
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1 posted on 11/27/2012 6:13:55 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

We’re ALL suppposed to be color bind, right?


2 posted on 11/27/2012 6:15:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

No, only those wascally wasist wepubwicans.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 6:16:28 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: chessplayer

OMG, that would be terrible. He’d be.....white.

Time for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain to run for that seat.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:10 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: chessplayer

Racist bastards


5 posted on 11/27/2012 6:17:30 PM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: chessplayer
Sounds pretty racist to me.If I'm expected to be led by black guys (two in my case,black President *and* Governor) then black folks should accept being represented by a white person.

Or is it that whites aren't qualifies to represent *anyone* but blacks are qualified to represent *everyone*?

6 posted on 11/27/2012 6:18:51 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: chessplayer

Should we assign the rest of the seats to whites only?

ugh


7 posted on 11/27/2012 6:19:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer

Once a seat goes black, it don’t go back.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 6:19:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Alan West and Mia Love would do an *outstanding* job.
9 posted on 11/27/2012 6:20:36 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: chessplayer

these people are just downright racist.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 6:20:44 PM PST by murrie (For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son.......)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

It don’t matter this Chicago they are all corupt. Run a purple person and they will still be taking kick backs.


11 posted on 11/27/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: chessplayer

Until I see more blacks support achievers like Allen West, I shall continue to believe that they have a real problem with life.

And I no longer give a smelly Obama about them.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 6:22:18 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: chessplayer

If they FEAR a “white person”, they’re RACIST!

Did they fail to notice J.J. Junior was stealing them blind?


13 posted on 11/27/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer
Oh the brazenness of it all. I can only echo my FR colleagues by saying, if a white person said this about losing a white voice, all hell would break loose. Who's the racist now?
14 posted on 11/27/2012 6:24:07 PM PST by 1lawlady (To G-d be the glory. Great things He has done!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Time for Alan Keyes or Herman Cain to run for that seat.

They're the wrong KIND of black, you silly goose!

15 posted on 11/27/2012 6:24:43 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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16 posted on 11/27/2012 6:25:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: chessplayer

Judge a person not by the color of their skin but, by the content of their character. Right?


17 posted on 11/27/2012 6:26:40 PM PST by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: chessplayer

Meanwhile, whites go around in fear of being the target of a new ethnic relations game called “Beat the Crap Out Of Whitey For The Hell Of IT”


18 posted on 11/27/2012 6:27:22 PM PST by AbnSarge
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To: onyx

You nailed it! Black is only beautiful if the black person is a Demoncrat.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 6:28:06 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: Brad's Gramma
They're the wrong KIND of black, you silly goose!

They're both much blacker than Obama. He's just "high yellah".

20 posted on 11/27/2012 6:29:18 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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